Meat Loaf collapsed on stage in the middle of a concert and emergency personnel rushed onto stage in an attempt to revive him and figure out what happened. You can see a video of what happened below.
Please note that this video may be disturbing, as it shows him falling to the ground and lying on stage unconscious as paramedics work on him.
Although the video posted by DJ Rebellion on Facebook appears old, other people commented on the thread, saying that they were there, saw it happen, and were hoping he would be OK.
A fan posted a video from another angle here:
Meat Loaf was performing in western Canada at the Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton when he collapsed. Emergency personnel arrived to help him and fans were told to leave the venue. It is unclear at this time what Meat Loaf’s condition is. Fans are hoping that he is OK. Some say that he has passed out before and was fine once he regained consciousness. TMZ reported that Meat Loaf had canceled a number of shows because of an “undisclosed illness.”
Another video of his collapse was posted on Instagram. This one was filmed at the wrong angle, so you will have to tilt your head to watch it:
In October, USA Today ran an interview with Meat Loaf in which he said that he thought he would one day die of aneurysm while he was on stage. But then he jokingly said the band would play “When the Saints Go Marching In” afterward. The interview came shortly before he went back on tour after taking two years off. He had back surgery in 2014, followed by four outpatient surgeries on his back and two on his knee.
In 2003, Meat Loaf had heart surgery after being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat, Billboard reported. He had a catheter ablation, which removes tissue in order to restore a normal heartbeat. He had collapsed on stage while performing in London because of the irregular heartbeat. The syndrome, called Wolff-Parkinson-White, can cause dizziness and fainting. However, we don’t know if this syndrome was at all related to his fainting on Thursday.
The latest update is that he was brought back to consciousness before being taken to the hospital and knew his name: